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THE FIVE PILLARS

All Muslims, regardless of sect, trace their religious heritage to the Arabian Peninsula in the seventh century A.D., when the Prophet Muhammad lived and Islam was born.  Since that time, the Qur’an and traditions associated with Muhammad have defined five core rituals through which individuals can profess and confirm their adherence to the Islamic faith.  Collectively, these practices are known as the Five Pillars.

DATE LAST EDITED:  08-2019 

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Money & Banking

Finance & Development

Money & banking, finance & Development – Islam, using the laws given under Shari’a, Islamic law, has created its own way to do banking without charging interest.  Islam’s whole system finance and development is contrary to Western banking and if left to itself might not survive.

Conventional banking has been widely established for years in the Islamic world.  While many Muslims and Muslim governments continue to rely on modern interest-based Western systems of banking and finance, in recent years increasing numbers of Muslims regard charging or
earning interest as riba (which can mean usury, unearned gain, and exploitation) forbidden by the Qur’an.  Muslim scholars today differ on whether all interest is usury.  Some argue that riba
only refers to excessive interest or economic exploitation.

DATE LAST EDITED:  07-2020 

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OTHER RITUALS

and shari'a

What the impact of Shari’a has on other rituals and areas of life, such as  Divorce, women, ownership, inheritance, and more.

DATE LAST EDITED: 08-2019  

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Shari’a - Islamic Law

When you study Islam in Europe today, you are seeing America in 20 years.  Why?  The actions by Muslims in Europe are based on Shari’a law, the same Shari’a law that is beginning to be implemented in America today.

DATE LAST EDITED: 06-2020